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Week Two of Virtual IMTS Spark: Accelerated Adoption of 3D Printing

Last week, we discussed the first week of AM InDepth, Additive Manufacturing Media‘s series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing. During the second week, experts…

Week One of Virtual IMTS Spark: 3D Printing in Education

During two consecutive weeks, Additive Manufacturing Media offers AM InDepth, a series of free educational discussions with top names in production 3D printing to explore the future of additive manufacturing…

Lubrizol Buys into 3D Printing Parts and Services via Avid Acquisition

The Lubrizol Corporation has purchased Avid Product Development, a 3D printing and engineering services company, marking a significant development for additive materials and the larger industry as a whole. While…

Royal DSM Acquires Portion of Clariant 3D Printing Materials

Royal DSM has announced that it will be taking over portions of the 3D printing portfolio of Swiss chemical giant Clariant, representing a somewhat dramatic shift in the additive manufacturing…

Ultimaker Marketplace Offers Three New Lubrizol TPU Materials for 3D Printing

FDM 3D printing users may be pleased to know that the Ultimaker Marketplace has just made three new Lubrizol materials available. These thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are meant to offer added…

Formlabs’ Tough 1500 Resin: Stiff, Yet Pliable

Formlabs is expanding its portfolio of 3D printing resins. The latest is Tough 1500, a stiff and pliable polymer that can bend and return to its former shape. Formlabs is…

Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2019 Day One

Inside 3D Printing Seoul is one of the world’s largest 3D printing shows. Set in the giant maelstrom that is Seoul, the show brings together people from all over the…

Rapid 2019: Interview with John Dulchinos VP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at Jabil

Jabil is a huge contract manufacturing firm that makes and develops products for the brands that you know. With over 100 factories and $22 billion in revenue and over a…

Jabil to Enter 3D Printing Materials Market & Develop Custom Materials “Open Systems are the Future of 3D Printing”

Jabil is one of the largest contract manufacturing and engineering companies worldwide. They’ve been very serious about 3D Printing for a number of years as well. The company has made…

Submarines May Dive Deeper Thanks to a New Lightweight 3D Printable Syntactic Foam Filament

In two new papers published in JOM, the Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Nikhil Gupta details a process to turn…

Morphi Rings in the New Year With New Materials Tool

Morphi, the 3D design app for education, has become increasingly versatile. Over the past year, the Morphi team has integrated AR and VR into the program and integrated it into…

3D Printing and the Educational Market

In 3D printing, there are four places to make a play. Whether you’re a startup, an existing company looking to enter the space, or an investor with a taste for…

Makefast Workshop Offers Material Hacks for 3D Printing

The team at Makefast Workshop is made up of the dynamic and brilliant Maura Atwater and Adam Kumpf, who bill themselves as Navigator and Melder, respectively. With their impressive resumes,…

Shapeways Introduces Interlocking Metals: Brass, Bronze & Silver!

Shapeways has just announced that they are the first online 3D printing platform to offer interlocking metal parts in cast brass, bronze, and silver. They introduced interlocking parts in 3D printed aluminum at the…

Emerging Objects 3D Prints with Recycled Tires

The team at Emerging Objects has a single-minded desire: to 3D print with new materials. They’ve worked with more traditional materials like PLA and resin, experimented on the known edges…

Prodways Shows Off Prototype for Fastest Continuous DLP 3D Print to Date

I recently had the opportunity to visit Prodways, the largest French 3D printer manufacturer, in their headquarters and factory located in Les Mureaux, near Paris. The impressive technologies I saw (advanced…

Filaments.directory Tops 2,000 Products and Releases First Trend Report

Gauthier de Valensart launched the Filaments.directory project as part of a new wave of initiatives that seek to create a map of a 3D printing industry. This seems to be…

Roboze Launches One+400, the First Low-Cost PEEK and PEI 3D Printer

As desktop 3D printing technology advances, more and more materials that were once considered just about impossible to 3D print on desktop systems are beginning to represent real possibilities. Recently…

CF-Nylon and Ultem 9085: 3D Printing Material Launches from 3DXTECH Promise Strength, Set to Continue Launching

Materials are a critical component of the 3D printing industry; without them, well, we’d be nowhere! Some suppliers stand out as head and shoulders above the rest, with a strong…

EUMAKERS Launches Transformable Filament Spools That Turn into 3D Printable Design Products

While the market still needs time to grow, there are companies like filament manufacturer EUMAKERS that have set their sights on widespread consumer adoption of 3D printing and are making…

NanoSteel’s New Metal Powders Deliver on Strength and Durability for Many Industries

Providence, Rhode Island-based NanoSteel does exactly as its name implies: it designs nano-structured steel materials. Now, it has made available its first powders for 3D printing/additive manufacturing. We reported on…

Research Team Furthers Quest to Expand 3D Printing Materials Options

I don’t think anybody questions the fact that 3D printing has done and continues to do amazing things. The questions being asked now are about how we can continue to…

China Begins Construction on Its First National 3D Printing Lab

While there were plenty of varying factors in play, for the most part it wasn’t until President Obama began mentioning 3D printing technology and actually funding research that the it…

Teknor Apex Announces New High-Impact, High-Heat PLA Filament

PLA, or polylactic acid, is by far the most popular material to use with your 3D printer. And while it is generally considered one of the easier materials to use, especially…